Associated Press
In this April 4, 2013 photograph, Niki Smith gives her new daughter, 14-year-old Guan Ya, a kiss in their Rienzi, Miss., home. The Smiths and their three other children are using the Google Translate program to communicate almost exclusively with Guan Ya, who is deaf. The family uses iPhones, iPods and a laptop, all loaded with the program to write in either English that translates to Chinese or vice-a-versa. Smith believes the experience of having to take time to compose messages has brought the family closer together. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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